National Rosary Rally – 31st May

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home. He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.

We are invited to join in an initiative that follows on the Pope’s request, the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally, from 9.00am to 9.00pm across Scotland, England and Wales. Our Diocese has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour at 3pm and Archbishop John warmly invites us to take part.

More details can be found at www.rcsouthwark.org.uk, along with a link to Mass from St George’s at 10am.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,

to all Parishioners who have been making your usual and regular donations to St Mary’s Church. Thank you for all your continued generosity and financial support.  Fr David.

Parish Giving

We are very conscious that the announcement that Churches are now closed has an impact on parish income. If you can still afford to and wish to make a weekly donation to the Church you can post your donation in a sealed envelope through the letterbox of the Presbytery: 111 Old Road, or you can make an online donation as a ‘one-off’ payment, or to setup a standing order to make regular donations.

Pledge Forms, from the Diocesan Finance Office, for Parish Giving are available from the Parish Office: crayford@rcaos.org.uk, and on the Parish Website.

Our bank details are as follows:

NatWest Bank: Sort Code: 60 15 28; Account No: 10368787
Cheques can be made payable to: RCAS ST MARY OF THE CRAYS – PARISH ACCOUNT – CRAYFORD

Please use your name as a reference (gift aid givers can add their envelope number). Any donations you able to make will be greatly appreciated during this time. Thank you. Fr David

An Aid to Prayer

Fr David has kindly positioned the statue of Our Lady and a crucifix in the windows of the sacristy next to the main entrance door.  Parishioners taking their daily exercise can stop by for some quiet reflection and prayer.

Please remember to maintain social distancing if more than one person is there, and also please don’t linger for too long. We don’t want to grab the attention of other passers by or the police.

Parish Giving

We are very conscious that the announcement that Church Services are ceasing will have an impact on parish income. If you still wish to make a weekly donation to the Church you can post your donation in a sealed envelope through the letterbox of the Presbytery: 111 Old Road, or you can make an online donation as a ‘one-off’ payment, or to setup a standing order to make regular donations. Our bank details are as follows:

NatWest Bank: Sort Code: 60-15-28;
Account No: 10368787.

Please use your name as a reference (gift aiders can add their envelope number). Thank you.  Any donations you are able to make will be greatly appreciated during this time.